The PaPHS is a non-profit, educational membership organization founded in 1974. It has as its primary purpose the cultivation and promotion of the study of the postal history of Pennsylvania. PaPHS encourages the acquisition and preservation of the material (generally, covers or folded letters) relevant and necessary to the study and understanding of such postal history. To that end, PaPHS supports the publication of original research in respect of such knowledge for the benefit of its members and the general public.

S.S. Tahiti



Charles J. DiComo, PhD does a Show and Tell on the S.S. Tahiti.

Virtual Stamp Show

Philatelic Item of the Week



USA 3 Cent 1861-1867

When The Mail Goes To War

Freaks and Errors-M. Cwiakala

See the full movie on YouTube!

Rick Leiby Article on Kutztown, PA



Have you ever noticed in Kay & Smith’s, Pennsylvania Postal History that the listing for Kutztown is spelled Cootstown from 1805-1835 and Kutztown 1835-present? Both names are pronounced the same, if you are “a little Dutch.“

11th Postal History Symposium

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